Emily S. Whitten: Talking With Marvin the Martian
The thing I love about voice actors is that even if you don’t know their names or faces, you will “know that voice.” And considering voice actor Eric Bauza was responsible for one of my favorite scenes in the voice actor documentary I Know That Voice, I’m super glad that I not only know that voice, but got to interview it (and the man behind it!) at this year’s New York Comic Con.
Eric, who hails from Canada and began his animation career as a character designer who also did animatics, is now most known for the legacy voice of Marvin the Martian from The Looney Tunes Show and for a myriad of other great voices, including Tiger Claw on the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, Foop on The Fairly OddParents, Belly Bag on Uncle Grandpa, Buhdeuce on Breadwinners, Amadeus Cho on Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, Lord Stingray on Superjail!, and The Bear on Adventure Time.
You can see clips from many of the shows he’s done on his demo reel. He also is no slouch intellectually, as his longtime friend told me (while Eric was off looking for coffee or somesuch) that Eric was his high school’s valedictorian (and also a very good and humble friend, and an inveterate prankster). How’s that for a well-rounded, talented guy?
To learn more about the awesomeness that is Eric Bauza, check out our super-fun NYCC interview, where we talk about how he got started in the voice acting business, his experiences doing some of his favorite voices, what it’s like working with the voices he’d grown up with (like Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Billy West, Grey DeLisle, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, and Tara Strong), the experience of doing a legacy voice, and much more.
And until next time, Servo Lectio!